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Secondary Adobe x dressCode competition

We are delighted to be collaborating with Adobe, Edinburgh to launch this really exciting Christmas competition to support Cash for Kids, Mission Christmas! This competition is open to female pupils in S1 and S2 (Year 8 and 9) in the UK and Ireland.

Secondary competition

Create a website that includes an Adobe Spark video to tell a great story that will encourage Adobe employees in Edinburgh to donate to Cash for Kids: Mission Christmas. Charitable giving is very important to Adobe. Last year they donated almost 100 toys to the appeal – they had been hoping to do even better this year, but due to the difficulties caused by COVID-19, they are limited to making monetary donations. Adobe will match their employee’s donations, a fact which you might want to encourage pupils to include in their entry.

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FAQ’s below:

Is it free to enter?

Yes, the competition is free to enter.

Is this a girls only competition?

Yes. dressCode’s primary aim to help close the gender gap in Computing Science and this competition is part of our actions to address this. 

Who can take part?

The competition is open to female students in S1 and S2 (Year 8 and 9) from UK and Ireland Secondary schools. 

Are you able to provide feedback for entries?

Unfortunately not. Previous competitions have had a significant number of entries and dressCode is run by three teachers, we would love to give feedback to everyone, but it’s just not possible. Rest assured that every entry will be considered and judged fairly by impartial judges in Adobe.

How many winners will there be?

The judges will decide on 3 winning entries.

Can we enter as a team?

A group of pupils can enter. The maximum team size is 4 and this can be a mix of S1 and S2 (Year 8 and 9) pupils.

A pupil is looking for extra support creating a website. Is there anywhere you recommend for help?

You could email us at support@dresscode.org.uk with the pupil’s first name and we’ll create a dressCode account for them, allowing them to access walkthrough videos about web design.  

What is the judging criteria?

The judges will be looking for creative, eye catching entries that stand out. There must be code used to make your ideas come to life. The judges will also be paying close attention to the technical side of your website, for example, do all the images and videos load, are any hyperlinks valid and things like that. 

How do I submit entries?

All entries must be submitted by a teacher using this form bit.ly/AdobeSecondaryEntries. Entries must be submitted by an official school email or entries will not be included in the competition.

Can pupils submit more than one entry?

No. We are only accepting one entry per pupil/team. If we receive multiple entries from an individual pupil/team we will take the first submission as the entry for the competition.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in January. We will contact the teacher associated with the winning entry and send out the prizes to them.

If you have any other questions you can contact us via competitions@dresscode.org.uk. We cannot wait to see what you all come up with!

Have fun!